Baseball players’ union head Tony Clark says MLB has done a poor job marketing the Boston outfielder who is the reigning AL MVP. “Mookie should be a household name,” Clark told the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday. “Mookie should be a one-name guy. You say Ronaldo. You say Messi. You say Mookie. You should know who Mookie is, and outside of the baseball world, I don’t know how many do.” Betts earned his fourth straight All-Star selection for the Red Sox, whom he helped lead to the World Series title last year. “Promoting our guys on baseball channels is not going to get us there. Baseball fans know who Mookie is. Non-baseball fans deserve to know who Mookie is.”
Billie Jean King
The tennis Hall of Famer, who has been at the forefront of the push for equality, said she thinks U.S. Soccer is making a mistake by allowing the pay dispute with the World Cup champion women’s team to go to mediation. “I don’t know what’s going to happen or why it’s taking so long,” King told the Los Angeles Times. “They should make that announcement now. They would be such heroes and everybody would be happy.” The U.S. women received $1.725 million for winning the 2015 World Cup. The men’s team received $5.375 million for reaching the round of 16 during the 2014 World Cup. “The women were fantastic in France and deserve to be treated equally,” King said.
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